Valerie Khoo, sucessful writer and director of the Sydney Writers Centre, and Bianca Nogrady, successful freelance science writer talk about how to be a sucessfl freelancer with a lucrative income at the Australian Science Communicators meeting June 10th 2010
What is freelancing? How do you get started as a freelance writer? How do you approach publishers? What is a pitch letter? Can you make a living as a freelance writer? Is freelance science writing different to other writing? How do you run your own business? How do you negotiate rates of pay? How do you get paid? Should you ever write for free? What is the market for freelance science journalism? How does freelance broadcasting work?
Our panellists will explain how to be a successful freelance science communicator:
Valerie Khoo is a journalist, author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and founder of the Sydney Writers’ Centre where people learn to start their own business as freelance writers. http://www.valeriekhoo.com
Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science and medical writer, and broadcaster who has written for New Scientist, Scientific American, The Australian, G Magazine and many other publications. http://www.biancanogrady.com